Inauguration of the Church Hill Theatre, 1965

25th September 1965

About this memory

The picture shows Tom Fleming, then artistic director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre group, giving a speech on the stage of the newly opened Church Hill Theatre.
The theatre was created in the former Morningside United (Free) Church after its congregation merged with the Morningside Parish Church.
The Church Hill Theatre was earmarked as an arts centre for local and amateur groups in the fields of drama, music and dance and was specifically charged with the promotion of the arts amongst the younger generation.
This philosophy has continued to this day with over 50 companies on the roster of Church Hill Theatre's regular users.

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